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, in the
do make oath and say, That I am the
or vessel of the port of
and as such the claimant in this case : That the aforegoing statement, to which I have subscribed my name contains true and correct answers to the several printed questions opposite to which the said answers are respectively written, and that there is now justly due and owing to me the sum of
pounds shillings and
pence, as compensation for the excess of wages and remuneration paid by me by reason of a seaman belonging to my said vessel, having on the
day of ,18 at
, volunteered to Her Majesty's ship and of my having been thereby compelled to hire a substitute in his place. Sworn by the said
this day of 18 , at in the
SECTION THE SEVENTI.
15 VICT. CAP. 26.
An Act to enable Her Majesty to carry into effect Arrangements made with Foreign Powers for the Apprehension of Seamen who desert from their ships.
[17th June, 1852.) WHEREAS arrangements have been made with certain Foreign Powers for the recovery of seamen deserting from the ships of such powers when in British ports, and for the recovery of seamen deserting from British ships when in the ports of such powers : And whereas it is expedient to enable Her Majesty to carry such arrangements into effect, and likewise to enable Her Majesty to carry into effect any similar arrangements of a like nature which may be made hereafter : Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :
1. Whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that due Her Majesty facilities are or will be given for recovering and apprehending der in Counseamen who desert from British merchant ships in the terri-cil declare tories of any foreign power, Her Majesty may, by Order in ers from
Ships of Fo. Council stating that such facilities are or will be given, reign Powers declare that seamen, not being slaves, who desert from may be ap
prehended merchant ships belonging to a subject of such power, when and given within Her Majesty's dominions or the territories of the East India Company, shall be liable to be apprehended and carried on board their respective ships, and may limit the operation of such Order, and may render the operation thereof subject to such conditions and qualifications, if any, as may be deemed expedient.
2. Upon such publication as hereinafter mentioned of any Upon publisuch Order in Council, then, during such time as the same re- der in Counmains in force, and subject to such limitations and qualifications, if any, as may be therein contained, every Justice of the Peace recovering or other officer having jurisdiction in the case of seamen who from the desert from British merchant ships in Her Majesty's do- seips PCminions or in the territories of the East India Company ers, and may shall, on application being made by a Consul of the foreign them, and
cil Justices shall aid in
send them on board.
Orders to le
the London Gazette.
power to which such Order in Council relates, or his deputy or representative, aid in apprehending any seaman or apprentice who deserts from any merchant ship belonging to a subject of such power, and may for that purpose, upon complaint on oath duly made, issue his warrant for the apprehension of any such deserter, and, upon due proof of the desertion, order him to be conveyed on board the vessel to which he belongs, or to be delivered to the master or mate of such vessel, or to the owner of such vessel or his agent, to be so conveyed; and thereupon it shall be lawful for the person ordered to convey such deserter, or for the master or mate of such vessel, or the owner or his agent (as the case may require), to convey him
on board accordingly. Penalty on 3. If any person protects or harbours any deserter who is persons har bouring liable to be apprehended under this Act, knowing or having
reason to believe that he has deserted, such person shall for every offence be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds, and every such penalty shall be recovered, paid, and applied in the same manner as penalties for harbouring or protecting deserters from British merchant ships.
4. Every Order in Council to be made under the authority published in
of this Act shall be published in the London Gazette as soon as may be after the making thereof.
5. Her Majesty may by Order in Council from time to time revoke or alter any Order in Council previously made under the authority of this Act.
6. This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Deserters Act, 1852."
The following countries have received Orders in Council in furtherance of the provisions of the said Act : Austria
16th October, 1852. Belgium
8th February, 1855.
3rd July, 1852.
8th June, 1854. Hanseatic States
16th October, 1852. Mecklenburg Schwerin
9th March, 1854.
16th October, 1852.
10th March, 1855.
be revoked or altered.
SECTION THE EIGHTH.
No. 1. Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the
, being equally desirous of affording every facility and encouragement to their respective subjects and citizens engaged in commercial intercourse with each other, have nominated as their Plenipotentaries to conclude a Treaty for this purpose ; that is to say, Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the (here name, rank, and title of Plenipotentiary), and (here name, rank, etc. of other ambassador). Who having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles :
No. 2. From and after the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty, British vessels entering or departing from the ports of
and its dependencies, and vessels entering or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of Her Britannic Majesty's possessions abroad, shall be subject to no other or higher dues or charges, of whatsoever nature they may be, than those which are now, or shall hereafter be, imposed upon national vessels entering or departing from such ports respectively.
No. 3. All articles, of the growth, produce or manufacture of any of the dominions of either of the High Contracting Parties, which are, or shall be perinitted to be imported into, or exported from the ports of the United Kingdom, and of respectively, in vessels of the one country, shall in like manner be permitted to be imported into, and exported from those ports in vessels of the other.
All articles not of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty, which can legally be imported from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland into the ports of
in British ships, shall be subject only to the same duties as are payable upon the like articles, if imported in ships, and the same reciprocity shall be observed in the ports of the United Kingdom
* Vide Preface.